Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new licensing deal with author F. Paul Wilson to bring his “fixer” mercenary to comics. Wilson will be the sole writer tackling this original, in-continuity story of the urban antihero, Repairman Jack.
The character first appeared in Wilson’s 1984 novel The Tomb, as part of his “Adversary Cycle.” Since then Repairman Jack has spun off into his own dedicated series of novels with more than 20 created so far. He makes his living fixing problems for people in a future society, often dealing with issues that are contemporary to our times too. Jack has encountered both the mundane and otherworldly supernatural forces out of his control.
Author F. Paul Wilson says:
Originally I agreed just to write new stories for the Repairman Jack graphic novels and have someone else script them, but anal me couldn’t give up the reins. So I’m doing the whole deal, story and script. Jack’s fans can expect to see a lot of familiar faces, while new readers will come away with a damn good idea of who this urban mercenary is, what he does, and how he gets it done.
The first Repairman Jack original graphic novel will be released in 2020. No further details have been released as of yet.
Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher added:
F. Paul Wilson is one of the most talented and prolific writers of his era. It’s always a thrill reading a new Repairman Jack novel and we all agreed that level of action with his unique sprinkling of supernatural and sci-fi elements would translate perfectly to a visual medium. Paul is a longtime fan of comics and we can’t wait to announce more!